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Oct 28, 2011, 11:51 AM
Hello, I am going to build a pc soon for gaming (first time home build) and this is overall what I have so far.
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
APEVIA X-PLORER2 Series X-PLORER2-RD Black / Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Network Adapter.......Because I have wirless :3.
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
And finally the thing that I am worried about.
Antec's EarthWatts EA-430D Green
This was reccomended and I am unsure if it will cut it....
Can anyone give me some insight or anything that you would change.
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 28, 2011, 1:45 PM
The Antec EarthWatts EA430D might not be enough. The specs at MicroCenter for the Radeon HD 6870 show that 500 watt power required.
Oct 28, 2011, 1:48 PM
I would recommend a 600W or higher PSU for future upgrade capability. Everything else looks great.
Help fix any issues with my build?
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Oct 28, 2011, 2:19 PM
if you are going to overclock the cpu then you need more. actually what casualbuilder sugested.
Oct 28, 2011, 8:59 PM
Alright sounds good! Thanks.
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